Damon Lindelof Recruited to Re-Start 'World War Z'

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Damon Lindelof has been called to "War."

The "Prometheus" screenwriter is about to get intimately familiar with the undead as he's signed on to provide some re-writes for "World War Z," according to Heat Vision.

Production on "WWZ" has been a troubled one, with its original release date of December 2012 being pushed to Summer 2013. Extensive reshoots are being planned for the fall, with Lindelof set to concentrate mostly on the film's third act.

Lindelof is known for being a storyteller who keeps certain plot details close to the vest, as any fan of "Prometheus" and/or "Lost" (of which he was a co-creator) will tell you. Might he be planning on bringing a bit of elusive mystery to the story of a global zombie pandemic and its devastating effects on the world as we knew it?

"World War Z," which is based on the anthology novel by Max Brooks, is being directed by Marc Forster, who must be just about fed up with "script problems" after he flew blind for most of the time on the last 007 film, "Quantum of Solace." Brad Pitt is producing the film, as well as starring alongside Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Anthony Mackie.

"World War Z," with any luck (and decent reshoots), will hit theaters on June 21, 2013.